Since the sublime failure of my yearly sideline, I have decided to set myself a challenge – to see if I can eat dinner for a week on only £10. My beloved has opted out of the challenge as he doesn’t think there is enough meat in it for a man like him. We will see.
The idea came to me when I was hunting for bargains in my not very local Lidl. I have always be a girl that will walk a mile to save a £1, when I started to think how much could I get by on in a week. Here is the menu and below what I bought and costs.
Monday – Chorizo & Butter Bean Stew – I will be using white beans as that is what I found in my cupboard
Tuesday – Omelette with fresh herbs (from the windowsill) and rocket salad
Wednesday – Black beans with yellow rice possibly with some fried chorizo on top
Thursday – Simply Fish, pollack, bought on sale with rocket salad
Friday – Pasta with chorizo, garlic and tomato sauce
Saturday – Big salad with rocket, tomatoes, a tin of tuna and egg
All this came to the grand total of about £7.96 – I would not be surprised if I buy some fresh bread along the way.
And here is the shopping list –
Lidl – Chorizo £2.29
Rocket salad £.79
Baby plum tomatoes £.50
Tesco -2 tins of tomatoes £.66
Tin of white beans – £.31
Tin of tuna £.87 (part of a four pack)
Simply Fish £1.50 (half a pack)
Freezer – black beans, premade in slow cooker £.30
Cupboard – Rice £.10
Eggs from butcher – 4 x 16p each = 66p
Have you ever set yourself a similar challenge? How did it go? Do you have anysuper cheap recipes?